Box Office: Elvis makes big moves to the top in debut week

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• This weekend, the Australian box office made $23.32 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $23.32 million, up 34% on last week’s $17.39 million.

Making its way to #1 in its first week at the box office is Elvis starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, and Australian actor Dacre Montgomery. In its debut week, the film totalled over $6.7 million.

Minions: The Rise of Gru also hit cinemas this past weekend, placing second on the charts. The animated film grossed $5.43 million in its debut week.

Top Gun: Maverick has slid from first to third in its fifth week on screens. The film starring Tom Cruise, has made over $64 million since its release.

In its third week on screens, Jurassic World: Dominion has fallen from second to fourth in the box office charts, grossing over $3.19 million this past week. The film is the third sequel in the Jurassic World franchise and sixth instalment in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park series. 

Walt Disney’s Lightyear fell from third to fifth, grossing a total of $5 million to date. Directed by Angus MacLane, the film stars Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, Taika Waititi, James Brolin and Keke Palmer. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Everything Everywhere All at Once have both fallen out of the top five this past week.

#1, Elvis, $6.74 million

Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this biographical musical drama based on Elvis Presley’s life averaged $12,346 across 546 screens in its first week. It stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker, with Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Xavier Samuel, David Wenham, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Luke Bracey in supporting roles.

#2, Minions: The Rise of Gru, $5.43 million

This American computer-animated comedy film is the sequel to the spin-off prequel Minions (2015) and the fifth entry overall in the Despicable Me franchise. The film sees the return of Steve Carell as Gru and Pierre Coffin as the Minions. The film averaged $11,566 in its debut week.

#3, Top Gun: Maverick, $5.34 million

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick averaged $11,214 across 47 screens this weekend. The action film has grossed over $64 million to date.

#4, Jurassic World: Dominion, $3.19 million

Directed by Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael, Jurassic World: Dominion is the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy, and the conclusion to the storyline that started in the original Jurassic Park trilogy. In its third week, the film averaged $7,627 across 419 screens and has grossed a total of $26.49 million to date.

#5, Lightyear, $1.33 million

This 2022 spin-off of the original Toy Story film series serves as an origin story for the character Buzz Lightyear. It tells the story of young astronaut Buzz Lightyear, who, after being marooned on a hostile planet with his commander and crew, tries to find a way back home while confronting a threat in the form of the Emperor Zurg. In its second week on screens, the film grossed $3,103 across 430 screens and has made a total of $5 million to date.

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